Planning continuity and the actual conditions of shopping malls

Yoshitsugu Morita, Manabu Tahara

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The main purpose of this study is to investigate the continuity of the planning of shopping malls in downtown areas of Japan and to look into the tendencies of the current existing malls until today. This paper is a summary of a survey conducted on the actual conditions of current shopping malls and a questionnaire administered to local governments in the survey areas. The results of this study allow us to summarize the reasons for and changes caused by renewal efforts directed toward the streets, public spaces, and urban elements (pavement, bench, streetlight, arcade, sculpture, etc.) in shopping malls. Furthermore, these results also help us to understand the scale of the renewal efforts as well as their timing in relation to when the shopping mall was originally constructed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-323
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of physiological anthropology and applied human science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)


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